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89%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
178%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
73%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndianapolis/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime39,041n/a (estimate)4,4041,8502,324
Murder208n/a23.56.26.3
Rape565n/a63.732.840.0
Robbery1,624n/a183.243.066.1
Assault6,712n/a757.2224.2268.2
Violent crime9,109n/a (estimate)1,028306370
Burglary4,804n/a541.9226.1269.8
Theft20,451n/a2,307.11,118.61,401.9
Vehicle theft4,677n/a527.6199.4282.7
Property crime29,932n/a (estimate)3,3771,5441,954

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    Crime Quick Facts

    • Indianapolis crime rates are 89% higher than the national average
    • Violent crimes in Indianapolis are 178% higher than the national average
    • In Indianapolis you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
    • Indianapolis is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
    • Year over year crime in Indianapolis has increased by 6%

    Indianapolis crime map



    The Indianapolis crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Indianapolis as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Indianapolis crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Indianapolis crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.

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        Daily Crime In Indianapolis (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Indianapolis, Indiana is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Indianapolis are 2.38 times more than the Indiana average and 1.89 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Indianapolis are 3.36 times more than than Indiana and 2.78 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Indianapolis are 2.19 times more than than Indiana and 1.73 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Indianapolis (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Indianapolis, Indiana compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Indianapolis safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Indianapolis is safer than 3% of Indiana cities, and 8% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Indiana, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Indianapolis. At this time, Indianapolis sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Indianapolis

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 98
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 30
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 23
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Indianapolis, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 98. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 30 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Indianapolis is 1 in 23.

        Year Over Year Crime In Indianapolis (per 100,000 people)

        Determining whether Indianapolis is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Indianapolis violent crime rates have increased by 43%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Indianapolis has increased by 6% in the same time frame.

        Indianapolis police department

        Item Indianapolis Indiana National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,8138,766558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.43.3
        There are a total of 1,813 Indianapolis police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.5% less than the Indiana average and 33.5% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Indiana

        State Total offenders Indiana /100K National /100K
        Indiana12,315198266
        There are a total of 12,315 sex offenders in Indiana. This yields a total of 198 sex offenders in Indiana per 100,000 residents which is 26% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Meridian Hills, IN1,71243217260
        New Palestine, IN2,456101235336
        Zionsville, IN28,03515359375
        New Whiteland, IN6,17836339375
        Clermont, IN1,365104527632
        Warren Park, IN1,477115581696
        Williams Creek, IN472124624747
        Indianapolis, IN869,3871,0283,3774,404

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Charlotte, NC873,5707463,3754,121
        San Francisco, CA874,7846966,2466,942
        Columbus, OH889,0794503,4843,934
        Fort Worth, TX892,2215022,7403,242
        Jacksonville, FL902,4883872,3392,726
        Indianapolis, IN869,3871,0283,3774,404
        Source: The Indianapolis, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.